And it looks incredible in the metal.
For supercar fans, one of 2020's best surprises was the debut of the Aston Martin Victor. Based on the Aston Martin One-77, the Victor is a one-off special by Aston Martin's bespoke Q division with an awe-inspiring design inspired by the Aston Martin V8 Vantage from the 1970s and 1980s.
Four months after its reveal, the one and only Aston Martin Victor in the world has arrived at Aston Martin's dealership in Antwerp, Belgium, ready to be delivered to its wealthy owner. Photos shared by the dealership provide a closer look at the stunning design.
Among the design cues borrowed from the V8 Vantage include round headlights and center-lock wheels with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes that provide stopping power on par with a GT3 racing car. If you're wondering about the name, this one-off masterpiece was named after the company's former Executive Chairman Victor Gauntlett who oversaw the production of the V8 Vantage.
Under the hood is the One-77's original 7.3-liter V12 engine tuned to produce an earth-shattering 836 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful naturally-aspirated Aston Martin to date. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a Graziano manual transmission. We even get to hear it roar in a brief video shared by the dealer.
While the Victor is road legal, it will feel more at home taming a track thanks to inboard springs and dampers derived from the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan, while the front splitter and rear diffuser produce more downforce than the Vantage GT4 race car.
Inside, the cabin is trimmed with a mix of anodized aluminum and machined and polished titanium along with green and brown leather seats. In a unique touch, sections of the carbon fiber chassis are left exposed in the cabin.
We'll probably never know how much this one-off creation cost, but reports suggest the owner paid $2.7 million. Let's hope the owner records some video footage so we can see it in action.